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Report to Readers: Here’s a quick bit of advice . . .

Friday, June 7, 2013

All we had to do was ask! We told readers this week that we were looking for advice for graduating high school seniors in short form – essentially, graduation speeches told in 200 words or less. Turns out, scads of readers have had fun with this project. The deadline was today at noon, yet the submissions are still rolling in … 1

Report to Readers: Here’s what every 18-year-old should know

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chances are, an awful lot of high school seniors are going to hear an awful lot of long, windy speeches in the next few weeks. … 1

Report to Readers: Three good reads: guns, casinos and amputees

Saturday, June 1, 2013

If you’re hunkered down inside this weekend, trying to stay out of the heat, here are three good reads for you: 1. Former Monitor reporter … 0

Report to Readers: Naming Adam Lanza

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

There’s a curious drumbeat in my email in-box these days: Every time we publish a story about the Newtown, Conn., shootings, I hear from readers who are angry that we have – again – named the shooter. It happens when we publish stories that originate with the Associated … 0

Report to Readers: Fast, furious and well-told

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Longtime readers of the Monitor might remember the name Ann E. Marimow, a talented reporter who got her start here and now works for the Washington Post. She had a particularly good story in the paper over the weekend. And if you, like me, have been feeling remiss … 0

Report to Readers: The case of the angry letter writer

Monday, January 7, 2013

Tuesday’s Monitor will include a letter to the editor about the trial and sentencing of Jamie Locke, the woman on Saturday’s front page who was charged with beating a homeless teen and throwing him into the frigid Merrimack River in Concord several years back. In many ways it … 0

Report to Readers: New year, new information from the police

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The other day, Monitor police reporter Tricia L. Nadolny started her morning at the Concord Police Department, where she planned to check the arrest logs before driving to the office. It took her a loooooooong time – and that’s good news. It’s not that the police had arrested … 0

Report to Readers: The new boss is a ‘Monitor’ veteran

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Back in 1988, when I was a very green Monitor reporter, my boss, then-City Editor Mark Travis, sent me to cover a meeting where Concord officials would give their blessing to construction of the Steeplegate Mall. Sure, it was among the most momentous occasions in the city’s development, … 5

Report to Readers: Guess who’s popular: ‘Dear Abby’ (of course)

Friday, December 7, 2012

After agitating conservative politicians and liberal politicians, friends of the mayor and foes of the mayor, deer hunters, website commenters and untold others recently, you’d think I’d be smart enough to avoid angering what appears to be Concord’s largest lobby group. You guessed it: fans of the “Dear … 0

Report to Readers: A regrettable comment

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Monitor reporter made an inappropriate comment this morning that was unintentionally public and subsequently became fodder for a speech on the floor of the New Hampshire House. I apologize for the incident and want to explain how it happened. As our State House reporters noted in their … 14

Report to Readers: Love ‘Dear Abby’? Hate her? Love to hate her?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Okay, okay, we’ll play along. We’ve published three letters from readers in recent days about the daily “Dear Abby” column, published Monday through Saturday on the Comics page and Sunday inside the Your Life section of the newspaper. … 0

Report to Readers: A lovely honor (and an unfortunate error)

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Monitor – specifically Ralph Jimenez, our longtime editorial writer – received a terrific honor Sunday evening. Then, on Monday morning, there was a big error in the newspaper – big enough to quickly bring me back down to earth. First the honor: Jimenez received the annual Bill … 0

Report to Readers: Two pieces of old news

Monday, November 26, 2012

I had several calls from readers today wondering why it took us so long to get the story into the paper. As it turns out, they were talking about two different stories. Here’s what happened: In the first case, our critic griped about the story in the Sunday … 2